Theater: 'Looking for Normal'
The second weekend of Palo Alto Players' run of the Jane Anderson play "Looking for Normal" starts at 8 p.m. tonight, Jan. 24, at the Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. The play, about a family dealing with its patriarch's upcoming sex change, runs through Feb. 3, Thursday through Sunday. Tickets are $20-$29. Go to paplayers.org.
Author: Jared Diamond
Jared Diamond, a UCLA geography professor and the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Guns, Germs and Steel," will give a talk on what the contemporary world can learn from traditional societies on such topics as elder care and conflict resolution. The event is scheduled for noon today, Jan. 24, at the Oshman Family Jewish Community Center, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. Tickets are $20 general, $12 for JCC members and $7 for students. Priority seating costs $45 and includes a copy of Diamond's book "The World Until Yesterday." Go to paloaltojcc.org.